Intersting. The product numbers being different. Wonder if some units that weren’t supposed to be released yet slipped out. Which manual were you looking at where the Dashboard looked like the one on “page 18”? There is no image of the Dashboard on page 18 in the English version of the My Cloud User Manual: http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/UM/ENG/4779-705103.pdf
The first image that I can see of the Dashboard in the English User Manual is under Chapter 5, The Dashboard Home Page (page 31). And it is the current My Cloud Dashboard.
It would be interesting to see what Processor, RAM (type/capacity), Networking port information that unit has and compare that to the current iteration of the My Cloud hardware. Hopefully someone will open the enclosure and report (or take pics) on the hardware. If one uses SSH they can issue the following commands to find out certain general hardware information about the My Cloud’s.
Processor information: cat /proc/cpuinfo
RAM usage: cat /proc/meminfo
Hard drive information: hdparm -i /dev/sda1
Network port information: sudo ethtool eth0
It’s odd that next generation product seems to be appearing in shops, but there’s been no press announcement from WD that Google can find. I wonder if they’re hoping to clear old stock first…?
[may consider a trip to my local PCWorld to see what they have in stock…]
One other possibility of ‘diagnosis’; can anyone remember if the system diagnostic report includes details of the processor…? d’oh! I can use the MyCloud remote access app to look at a report I’ve saved on my device… I’ve never looked in detail before; it’s quite interesting all the stuff that’s in there, and gives a good idea of how the device works… /etc/samba/overall_share looks interesting, for instance…
update.log mentions ‘mindspeed’ (kernel-mindspeed-sequoia), which is the processor; so, if the gen2 device is using a different processor, you might expect to see a different processor mentioned…
The Japanese “WD Cloud” manual I posted a link to. As I said, the only difference is the ‘My Cloud’ instead of ‘Cloud’, and the banner colour. As he noted, there’s no ‘storage’ icon in the banner of the new device, unlike the Mirror…
Ah yes missed that link. It is worth noting that link CPT Paranoia posted has on the very last page of the English manual what appears to be a manual/document version/date information: 4779-705143-A00 May 2015. While the current public WD Document site English manual version lists: 4779-705103-A02 Oct 2015.
Hopefully someone from WD will be along to clear up this difference in My Cloud units. It will create more confusion if your new unit is a Gen 2 version of the My Cloud and if that version supports features the current (first Gen) versions do not, like apps and the like. If WD actually does bring that interface and apps to the current (first Gen) version of the My Cloud in some future firmware update, so much the better.
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Have a look at the post titled ‘How to sync two MyCloud at different locations’ - this senior manager from WD technical marketing is also a little surprised[/quote]
Yeah saw that earlier. Had a chuckle.
The good news is that the User Manual with the alternate interface indicates on page 53 one can manually add apps. That may bode well for those who want to try and run Plex or other apps that are not officially supported on the entry level My Cloud devices.
Manually Adding an App
If you have an app you’d like to add that is not listed on the Add an App screen, use the
following steps to manually add that app to your WD Cloud device.
Note: WD recommends that you fully understand the nature of any app before you
install it on your device.
On the Navigation bar, click Apps to display the Apps screen.
Click the Add an App icon on the lower left side of the screen.
Click the To install an app manually, click here link.
Navigate to the app you’d like to install on your device.
Select the app you’d like to install, then click Open.
The selected app installs and is added to your device.
Sorry not proficient enough to start sending the drive these instructions
That’s a shame. SSH login to the Linux OS is quite straightforward, and those cat commands are completely benign, and just dump the file contents to the screen, allowing you to see what cpu and memory it thinks it has. The hdparm and ethtool commands need a bit more care.
ps. how can you have that many Clouds, and never have needed to use SSH to get them to work properly…?
For comparison sake here is a dump from the My Cloud unit I have. I didn’t dump the hard drive since the current hard drive in the enclosure didn’t come with it. Would be really nice if the “gen 2” units supported Wake-On-Lan.
Media Sever for Mum & Dad
Media Server for Teenager
Media Server for Child
Use the DLNA settings to block certain drives to certain screens in bedrooms. There may have been a cheaper way to do this but it works well, was simple to set up is easy to maintain.
Gives them each their own storage space too so no arguments…
Re the SSH commands - I’ll speak to my 10 year old, she’ll probably know
My WD drives have always worked well but then I’ve never really pushed them to do anything particularly technical.